When it comes to cooking with the best equipment, many home and professional chefs prefer using appliances fueled by natural gas. Professionals and foodies around the world typically prefer a gas range. If a home has no access to natural gas, a kitchen may be equipped with a different type of range. A gas-powered range features powerful gas burners and an oven that is also fueled by gas.
The gas stove has been a standard in kitchens around the nation since the early 1900s. Homeowners were elated to have gas ranges in their kitchens instead of the less modern coal or wood stove. Since then, cooking technology has evolved, transforming from bulky stoves into stylish appliances. From the beginnings of the gas stove, when it was crafted in cast iron, to mid-century designs in enamel, to today’s ranges constructed in elegant stainless steel, this culinary appliance has modernized and simplified the cooking experience.
The Benefits of Cooking on a Gas Stove
The biggest reason why gas stoves are chosen by kitchen professionals is due to their ability to maintain an accurate temperature. Some electric cooktops and ovens never truly reach the proper temperature, and that can affect a recipe or cooking process. If you want to cook with the most accuracy, a gas stove may be the right choice. When it’s time to lower the heat on your gas stove or oven, you can simply adjust the flame level, changing the temperature immediately. The other reason why cooks and chefs prefer preparing food with gas is due to the ability of the flame to heat up evenly. With other types of ranges, the heating is not as uniform, which may result in more uneven cooking.
Gas ranges also give off less heat than their electrical counterparts. In the cooking area, the gas flame simply focuses its heat on the pan, without warming up the vicinity. After you are finished cooking, and you’ve turned off your range, it quickly begins to cool off, making the area safe again and reduces the risk of accidental burns. During the hottest times of the year, you can enjoy using your gas stove and oven without overheating the kitchen from the intense heat that may come with other types of ranges powered by electricity. Finally, if you’re running short on time, you don’t have to wait too long for your gas stove and oven to heat up. Most models are up to temperature quickly, allowing you to begin preparing your culinary masterpiece right away.
How to Find the Best Gas Range For You
When it’s time to update appliances or choose new products for new construction, it’s important to ensure that your kitchen is equipped with a natural gas source before you purchase a range powered by gas. In some cases, it may not be possible to receive delivery of natural gas, especially if you live in a remote area that is far from an established city or town.
If you’re looking for a professional grade range that can handle all of your elaborate recipes, a gas range may be the right choice. You can customize the size of your range to have more than the standard four burners if you have a large family or plan to do a lot of cooking on your stove. It’s also important to select a range that can fit in your kitchen space, so be sure to measure properly for a perfect fit.
General Summary of Proposition 65
The “California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986” (more commonly referred to as ‘Proposition 65’)
was enacted to ensure that customers be properly warned when a product contains a substance known to cause cancer or
reproductive harm. The law requires the State of California to publish and maintain (annually) a list of substances
to be available to the general public. Additionally, the law requires that businesses properly notify residents of
the State of California about the presence of these substances in the products they purchase, or that may be present
in their homes, workplaces, or that otherwise may be released into the environment. The specific list contains a wide
range of naturally occurring and synthetic substances including manufacturing and construction chemicals, pesticides,
tobacco, food-additives, solvents, household products, drugs and byproducts created from a specific product usage.
You may have noticed the below warning label on our products, or on products from other manufacturers. The warning
has become increasingly commonplace and oftentimes raises questions about why the warning exists, and what it means
to a customer. The warning itself is just one of many requirements for businesses operating in and/or selling products
to customers in the the State of California. The warning does not mean that a product that includes the warning will
cause cancer or reproductive harm, but rather it simply is provided in order to educate the consumer that a substance
may exist. A large number of the substances listed under Proposition 65 have been in regular use for many years
without any documented harm to a consumer. This is due to the low concentrations and minimal exposure that actually
occurs with these substances. Those chemicals, however, have been determined by the State of California to be listed
as potentially harmful.
I don’t live in California. Why did my product include this warning?
In order to ensure compliance with Proposition 65 requirements we have determined that all products manufactured by
Living Direct Inc, including products sold under the EdgeStar, Avallon and Koldfront brands, should include the
above-referenced warning label. This labeling requirements exists for all of our products regardless of the
location / destination to which the product is ultimately sold and/or shipped.
We believe that our products, when used as designed, are not harmful and as such this warning is provided
in order to properly conform to the requirements of Proposition 65.
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